for the boxcar restroom and caboose comfort station will be held at 12 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Thomas Centennial Park.
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Operator Jennifer Gadzala announced at Tuesday night’s Park Board meeting.
A few odds and ends
remain to be completed, Gadzala noted: door stops, a light in an alcove,
railings for the deck. But the contractor is working through the punch list,
Members did vote
unanimously to approve a $1,085 contract with Singer Electric for connecting
the fully wired caboose to the boxcar power grid. And Gadzala added that,
because a control mechanism for the caboose door locks hasn’t been installed
yet, the caboose won’t immediately be open to the public.
Superintendent Bruce Mathias reported that the Santa House has been
delivered to Thomas Park, that crews are busily lighting the park up for the
holidays, and that the Christmas tree--donated by Tim and Rhonda Kruger--is
Kipper and Waskom
In other business,
Town Engineer Mark O’Dell reported that work continues on the Kipper and
Waskom park rehab projects. At Kipper, he said, the playground is up and the
installation of the pavers started on Monday. “It’s coming along nicely.”
At Waskom both the
tennis and basketball courts have been installed but they won’t be
seal-coated until the spring. “The temperature has to be 55 or above for 30
days in order to seal-coat,” O’Dell noted. Also: the footings and piers for
the gazebo have been poured.
Kipper Park serves
the Westchester South subdivision; Waskom, the Duneland Cove subdivision.